Recognition for good work can go a long way toward improving morale and boosting performance in any business, and the hours-long red-carpet event is nothing if not a pat on the back for work well done.
A giant Oscars statuette snorting lines of cocaine was booted from Hollywood Blvd. today, in close proximity to the Dolby Theatre, site of Sunday's Academy Awards.
Since the film awards season is well under way, it's a great time to discover a little bit more about some of our favorite nominees. While meeting them in person seems pretty unlikely, you can still walk in their footsteps -- so to speak -- with a visit to the hometowns they hail from.
Every year, some of Hollywood's biggest stars get snubbed during the film awards season. This year is no exception. Many believe Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal, Angelina Jolie and others were "robbed" of Academy Awards.
What shapes our concept of art is personal experience. What expands our concept of art is exploration, adventure and curiosity -- stepping outside of our comfort zone to see and feel more.
By his own account, Marty is "fat and ugly, fat and ugly." To complete the picture, he's a hesitant never-been-married gap-toothed 34-year-old Bronx butcher who still lives with his mother.
This year's five Oscar nominees for Best Animated Feature have something unusual in common: in none of them is the young protagonist raised by his or her birth mother.
To some observers, the significance of the Oscars runs deep. The awards--and what they tell us about art, commerce, psychology, and society itself--constitute a topic for scholarly investigation.
From Star Wars to Titanic, from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, some of our most beloved movies were filmed in landscapes and historic sites protected by the Antiquities Act.
With CPR so visible in everyday life, surely everyone must know how important it is to be trained in this lifesaving skill, right?
As voting method nerds who appreciate the values of ranked choice voting (RCV) elections, we at FairVote got a kick out of the Los Angeles Times running a front-page story today on the RCV system. Unfortunately, the news story itself is a big disappointment.
Oscar's snub of DuVernay is part of a historical continuum where black directors and women of critically acclaimed films have been routinely denied Best Director nominations.
If everyone in the world is an award-winning something-or-other, then what's the point of awards to begin with? Why bother pretending any subjective work of art is 'the year's best,' when it should be good enough for the work to be recognized as interesting and worthy of some attention.
It's Hollywood's biggest weekend. The 87th Academy Awards takes place on Sunday, February 22, 2015. The event attracts more stars to Los Angeles than any other award show. Actors, musicians celebrities of all kinds (even reality personalities) have converged on LA to edge their way into popular annual Oscar® events.
I went down to Texas to meet Chris in 2010. I spent the weekend hunting with him and his son, getting to know his family a little bit, meeting his wife, and watching him with his kids. I was watching this marriage, which on many ways was on a heal, reeling from this war that they had endured together, as well as the book, put together by Jim DeFelice, which had been dictated after that.
While the annual era of hysteria is upon us here in Hollywood -- the Oscars! -- there's another one that'll last long after the Academy's fanfare has died down.